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Where The Body Was

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Universal acclaim

Based on 3 critic ratings.

ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, bestselling creators of PULP, RECKLESS, and CRIMINAL, are back with a new original graphic novel that readers will be obsessed with…A boarding house full of druggies. A neglected housewife. A young girl who thinks shes a superhero. A cop who wants to be left alone. And a private detective looking for a runaway girl. These stories collide one fateful summer in WHERE THE BODY WAS, a tale of love and murder in the suburbs, told from a dozen different points of view. All the neighbors on the block have an opinion about the murder and how it happened, but which of them is telling the truth?WHERE THE BODY WAS is a tour-de-force from grandmasters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS. Starting with a map of the crime scene, this murder mystery follows the ripples of this killing as they echo through decades of love and loss and passion and violence. Like a true crime podcast crossed with a long-lost diary, WHERE THE BODY WAS is unlike anything BRUBAKER PHILLIPS have ever done and a must-have for all their avid fans!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
142 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    On the scripting side, Brubaker gets to blend his romantic impulses with his bonafide mystery-writing skills, never fully succumbing to the pull of nostalgia. Phillipss linework is a powerful element that expertly weaves time and space into a path through the past, showcasing the darker elements in the beautiful. Rich and picturesque coloring from [Jacob] Phillips rounds out the aesthetics of the book, creating a palette that engages with the reminiscing of the past while avoiding its addictive trappings. Like a true circuit, this book builds itself around a start and finish; the good and bad of Pelican Street.

  • 100

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    WHERE THE BODY WAS is a book that exists in its own class and genre. It rises above the simple tropes of murder mysteries to bring us more than just intrigue.

  • 100

    Pastrami Nation

    “Where the Body Was” stands apart as an unorthodox narrative in both the Brubaker/Phillips canon and the murder mystery genre. It transcends typical storytelling, inviting readers into a world so vivid it feels real. This graphic novel, published by Image Comics, is not just a story; it’s an immersive journey, a mature masterpiece that demands a spot on your bookshelf.

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